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University of the Arts London



This is the editorial for the sixth issue of Spark: UAL Creative Teaching and Learning Journal.


editorial, Calvino, speculative pedagogy


Author Biography

Dr Mark Ingham

Dr Mark Ingham is a Senior Lecturer and UAL Teaching Scholar in the Design School at London College of Communication. For the last two years Mark has been an acting Programme Director for Contextual and Theoretical Studies, Spatial Design Communication, Branding Design Innovation and most recently Graphic Design Communication. His pedagogical and creative research are entangled encounters with: images of thought and memory, rhizomatic and meta-cognitive learning theories, fuzzy narratives and virtual and physical liminal teaching spaces.


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